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Monteverdi: Mass For the Virgin

December 28, 2019 @ 8:00 pm

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Monteverdi: Mass For the Virgin

Festive Venetian Christmas Mass

Saturday, December 28 at 8:00 pm
Pre-concert talk at 7 pm: Dr. Jeffrey Kurtzman
Church of St. Mary the Virgin
145 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
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More magnificent Monteverdi from ARTEK! A monumental Mass of the early baroque master, Claudio Monteverdi, together with Christmas and Marian motets and instrumental music by Monteverdi, Gabrieli, and others in the grand concerted style of Venetian music for the great holidays of the church. Sixteen singers and sixteen instrumentalists will perform under the direction of Gwendolyn Toth using improvised ornamentation on the cutting edge of historical performance practice. Music includes not only the Missa in Illo Tempore of 1610, the companion piece published with Monteverdi’s Vespers, but also Monteverdi’s splendid Gloria a 7, grand sinfonias, echo music, polychoral spatial music, and haunting florid solos, all in the glorious acoustics at Church of St. Mary the Virgin.

Musicologist Jeffrey Kurtzman, who has collaborated in selecting the music for this concert, will give a pre-concert talk on the vocal/instrumental performance practice of Italian masses in Monteverdi’s time, including their incorporation of non-liturgical motets and instrumental music, as you will experience in the concert itself. If you enjoy Monteverdi’s Vespers, this Mass for the Virgin will not disappoint. Join us for the outstanding 17th-century concert of the season!

Tickets (reserved seating):
$75 ~ Preferred Seats
$50/$35/$25 ~ Reserved Seats
$10 ~ Extreme Rear Seats & Partial View

Christina Kay, soprano
Laurie Heimes, soprano
Clara Rottsolk, soprano
Barbara Hollinshead, mezzo-soprano
Eric Brenner, countertenor
Clifton Massey, countertenor
Ryland Angel, countertenor & tenor
Andrew Fuchs, tenor
Jacob Perry, tenor
Michael Steinberger, tenor
Gene Stenger, tenor
Peter Becker, bass-baritone
Steven Hrycelak, bass


Cynthia Freivogel, violin
Vita Wallace, violin
Theresa Salomon, violin & viola
Lisa Terry, viol
Arnie Tanimoto, viol

Michael Collver, cornetto
Nathaniel Cox, cornetto
Bodie Pfost, alto sacbut
Liza Malamut, tenor sacbut
Dan Green, bass sacbut
Mack Ramsey, tenor sacbut & contrabass sacbut
Anna Marsh, dulcian
Bob Wiemken, contrabass dulcian

Basso continuo
Dan Swenberg, theorbo
Grant Herreid, lute & theorbo
Charles Weaver, theorbo
Dongsok Shin, organ
Gwendolyn Toth, organ & director

Giovanni Gabrieli (c.1554-1612), Canzon Duodecima a 10, CH 178 (1597)
Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643), Cantate Domino a 2, SV 292 (1615)
Gabrieli, Angelus Domini a 8Alleluia, CH 23 (1597)
Monteverdi, Missa a 6 In Illo TemporeKyrie, SV 205 (1610)
Monteverdi, Gloria a 7, SV 258 (1641)
Gabrieli, Quem vidistis pastores a 14, CH 77 (1615)
Monteverdi, Missa in Illo Tempore: Credo, SV 205 (1610)


Monteverdi/Aquilino Coppini (d. 1629): Rutilante in nocte a 5, SV 86 (1609)
Biagio Marini (c.1597-1665) Sonata in eco con tre violini, op. 8 no.44 (1629)
Monteverdi, Missa a 6 In Illo Tempore: Sanctus, SV 205 (1610)
Monteverdi, Christe adoramus te a 5, SV 294 (1620)
Agnus Dei
Monteverdi, Missa a 6 In Illo Tempore: Agnus Dei, SV 205 (1610)
Gabrieli, O Jesu mi dulcissime a 8, CH 24 (1597)
Monteverdi, Gloria a 7: In gloria, SV 258 (1641)

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